Waterfront Wedding Venue

Cuttle Brook at Swarkestone is an EXCLUSIVE Sami Tipi outdoor wedding site. This waterfront wedding venue lies at the end of Cuttle Brook joining the River Trent as it meanders past the historic Swarkestone Bridge. With its panoramic views across the Derbyshire Countryside, this uniquely picturesque, riverside location is perfect to host a relaxed and romantic outdoor wedding. Cross over the charming bridge and walk into the large event space complimented by rustic farm buildings and beautiful fields of crops in which to capture the most unique wedding images.

Waterfront Wedding Site in Derbyshire

Image by Rosie Kelly Photography


DIY Wedding Site

waterfront ceremony at cuttle brook swarkestone conducted by Jo from My Perfect CeremonyCuttle Brook at Swarkestone, is a waterfront wedding venue that offers you the perfect space to design your own outdoor wedding festival.

The site is perfect for either a Tipi Wedding or Sailcloth Marquee, both of which Sami Tipi can provide for you.

Cuttle Brook provides a blank canvas for your to create your wedding day in these beautiful surroundings. Located just down from a working farm the landscape around the site is frequently changing. There are so many different spots your photographer will love taking you too, to capture some magical and unique photos.


No Corkage Wedding Venue

Aerial view of Cuttle Brook, Swarkestone a waterfront wedding venue

The site is no corkage, which means you can provide your own drinks if you wish. Alternatively, we work closely with Mambo Mobile Bars who can take care of this for you. They will work with you to create the right drinks menu for you.

You and your guests are encouraged to make the most of this waterfront setting by camping for the weekend. You can either bring your own tents or Sami Tipi can create a Glamping Village For you.

Locally, there is a good range of B&B’s, if your guests would prefer these include the Crewe and Harpur, John Thompson Pub. The local Radison Blu hotel also offers special discount simply by quoting ‘Sami Tipi wedding’. Located on the farm is also The Pavilion, a Landmark Trust property that makes for the perfect bridal accommodation. This can be booked directly with the trust. From the roof top of the Pavilion you have a perfect view over your waterfront wedding venue too.

Real Weddings

Jenni & Jim | Autumn Tipi Wedding

Waterfront Autumn Wedding of Jenni and Jim

Real Wedding

Becky & James | Waterfront Wedding CeremonyWaterfront Wedding ceremony and celebration at cuttle brook, swarkestone

Real Wedding

Nicky & Chris | Sunflower Filled Tipi Wedding

Sunflower filled outdoor wedding celebration at Cuttle Brook. Making the most of the surrounding farmers fields

Real Wedding

Greg & Hayley | Golf, Music and Afternoon Tea

Couple in front of horse field at cuttle brook swarkestone




The Glamping Tipis

Glamping Tipis available to hire at cuttle brook. The Glamping Tipis are a perfect option if you want to add a little luxury to your camping experience PLUS have everything setup for you. Making this a nice and simple option to role in to at the end of an evening of celebrating.

The Glamping Tipis are available to enjoy from the Friday through to the Sunday.

Your Structure

We work with Sami Tipi, who can provide for you either stunning Nordic Tipis or a contemporary Sailcloth marquee.


We only offer 8 weddings a year at this stunning site. So if you wanted to check if your date was available complete this short form with your preferred date. If you have not got a date, but there is a month and year you are hoping for, just pop that on the short form.

We are more than happy to show you around the site and discuss what Cuttle Brook offers you. So if you would like to organise a field viewing too, pop that on the form and we can make that happen for you.